Gail Sellers, Desley O’Grady want council spots, officially

There is one nomination for mayor but ECQ returning officer Mark Larney believes there will be another one soon

Betchtel selling wacky and wonderful items in Gladstone

NEED a steel igloo? What about a ute or an SUV? Find it all here.

Telstra customers furious as national outage hits network

Queensland, NSW, SA, NT, WA and Victoria affected by outage

Harbour report card is surely A grade!: letter writer

The new Wiggins Island Coal Export Terminal under construction as seen from the quarterly construction cruise on Gladstone harbour.

Letter writer disappointed in harbour report card findings

Residents' share ideas to revitalising the CBD

Gladstone CBD, January 2016. Photo Paul Braven / The Observer

The council wants to hear ideas on how the cbd can be revitalised

Winds warning from lows that could reach ‘cyclone strength’

This shows the winds expected to hit the Queensland coast. Source: BOM.

BOM has issued a strong winds warning for Gladstone.

Queensland LNPs wants $100m innovation fund for CQ

It would help mining firms move away from the resources sector

Barney Point residents are sick of being flooded in

Barney Point resident Ian Ramsay can’t go to sleep when it’s raining

WATCH: Gladstone film will be unveiled at premier in April

TAKE ONE: Broke producer Luke Graham and videographer Kerry Thomas are excited for the movie premiere in Gladstone.

Working until 3am to get the perfect shot was a dream come true

Bottleshops could face 10pm curfew in Queensland

It won't be just bars and nightclubs affected

Driver gets jail after snubbing licence disqualification

Inconsistencies in statements of people at a Buddina unit when a man was allegedly fatally bashed were relied upon by defence during a bail application.

Mitchell James Lennon snubbed a court disqualification and drove

Animal carers work to offer discounted desexing on cats

Veterinary nurse Aimee from Boyne Tannum Veterinary Surgery and CC the cat are very pleased to seeAnita Coad.

The pair are offering discounted desexing to low-income earners

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WATERCOOLER: What's the use of life in prison?

With Crump’s concurrent life sentences upheld, he has now been denied any hope of release.

Kevin Crump has been denied hope of a meaningful life

Opinion: The Byron Bay blues

BUS STOP: Byron Transit Station.

Byron Bay, we need to talk.

OPINION: Teenagers need feminism too

Author T.J. Hamilton.

Adichie talks about the subtle imbalances that we have in society

War on bikies: Australia's love affair with consorting laws

Rebels Bikie gang visits their Sunshine Coast premisis at Kunda Park. Photo Chris McCormack / Sunshine Coast Daily

Are consorting laws justified or effective against organised crime?

LETTER: Clive Palmer demonised for starting his own party

He is in fact articulate and knowledgeable and does not use notes

No, mums don't have to be switched on 24/7

Parenting is hard, sometimes we all need a time out

Police hunt for Toyota 86 stolen from Beaudesert

A car was stolen after a home invasion in Beaudesert

Unitywater leaves plumbers, customers footing the bill

A new Unitywater policy will see customers pay for infrastructure

Islamic community joins Christians to support asylum seekers

A candlelight vigil for refugees on the Sunshine Coast.

'This is an issue which transcends race, religion and ethnicity'

Gerard Baden-Clay 'friends with triple killer'

 Max Sica, left, and Gerard Baden-Clay. Pic: Supplied/7 News Queensland

New prison mugshot released showing Baden-Clay vastly different

Man pleads guilty ahead of trial to child sex offences

Ipswich Police Station and Courthouse. Photo: David Nielsen / The Queensland Times

The offences involved a girl who was in the man’s care at the time

North Queensland hit by 1 in 100 year rainfall

Far north Queensland has been hit by heavy rain overnight.

One area recorded 181mm of rain in just two hours

Man with alleged bikie links on drugs, weapons charges

Police seize cash, drugs, weapons in Surfers Paradise raid

Former Jet could have Sea Eagles flying high

DANGEROUS: Matt Parcell in action for the Ipswich Jets during last season’s Intrust Super Cup final at Suncorp Stadium.

There's big wraps on Queensland Cup-winning hooker Matt Parcell.

The mental health risks facing our long term unemployed

Mental illness is a growing concern for the long term unemployed.

Suicide rates among the unemployed rose 22% during the GFC

Air harvesting could be our freshest new industry

Collecting air with special harvesting nets. Photo: Facebook

Air 'connoisseurs' prepared to pay big dollars for the right stuff

KFC wedding photo captures attention of the world

The picture of the happy couple in front of Colonel Sanders' face has gone viral.

"I've always had a special relationship with KFC"

SUPERBOWL RESULT: Broncos win a grand farewell for Manning

The encounter proved to be a memorable one for the Broncos’ defence

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VIDEO: Cannibal snake filmed eating fellow serpent alive

A small eyed snake eating another small eyed snake.

Disturbing act caught on film in Toowoomba

Pastor Dave Woodward hosts Biker Blessing with a message

Pastor Dave Woodward gears up for the Biker Blessing at the Door of Hope church in Maryborough on Sunday. Photo: Jocelyn Watts / Fraser Coast Chronicle

The Church of Christ clergy man held a Bikers Blessing on Sunday

Mayor forced to remove nude art from Facebook

Lismore Gallery Director Brett Adlington with the No Human Being Is Illegal (in all our glory) exhibition which has caught the eye of the Lismore community. Photo Marc Stapelberg / The Northern Star

Mayor angry over FB warning. NOTE: Story contains nude photo.

Mile-high skyscraper in Tokyo set to be world's tallest

It will be 1700m when built

Planned skyscraper in Tokyo could be twice as tall as Burj Khalifa

Baby monitor 'ghost' spooks terrified parents

While the baby is fast asleep a "white figure" suddenly emerges.

While the baby is fast asleep a 'white figure' suddenly emerges

Ryan Reynolds, Amy Schumer, star in Super Bowl ads

Plenty of famous faces in this year's Superbowl ads

Hugh Jackman being treated for skin cancer

Jackman took to Instagram to announce more skin cancer treatment

Lady Gaga wins praise for US anthem performance

Stars took to Twitter to praise Lady Gaga for her national anthem

Irwins come to the rescue on I’m A Celebrity

Robert, Terri and Bindi Irwin at the I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here! jungle camp.

TERRI, Bindi and Robert surprise bickering celebrities.

MKR’s Maltese mum knows best in the kitchen

Anna and Jordan pictured as they prepare to serve their main course during their instant restaurant.

ANNA and Jordan prove they’re a formidable team.

Sir Cliff Richard feels 'strained' by police investigation

Sir Cliff Richard

Cliff Richard feels "strained" by sex abuse allegation investigation

Tiny, rare albino turtle found on Sunshine Coast beach

A rare albino turtle found on the Sunshine Coast. Photo: Adrienne Savage via Facebook

Alby was one of 122 hatchlings making journey from nest

VIDEO: Leopard attacks man in Indian school

The eight-year-old male leopard injured six people.

Leopard on the loose for 10 hours before tranquilisers took effect

Bullies ‘terrorising’ students at Warwick State High School

BULLYING CLAIMS: Parents have raised concerns about incidents of bullying at the Warwick State High School.

Frustrated parents have taken fight against an outbreak of bullying

Rise in job ads points to employment growth to come

For the year to January, job ads increased by 10.8%

Could refugees fill the gaps left by mining downturn?

POSSIBLE SOLUTION: Federal Member for Capricornia Michelle Landry believes serious consideration should be given to settling refugees in regional areas.

Inviting refugees to regional areas could fill hole left by mines

Owners need to impress as competition tougher than ever

INCENTIVES: Penny Wood Lane principal Paul Bryan believes landlords need to set themselves apart in order to secure tenants.

First impressions count, particularly when the competition is tough

Medicals miss some cases of black lung

BACK ON THE RADAR: A sixth confirmed case of black lung has renewed interest in the health hazards of coal mining.

Professor David Cliff says black lung disease has always been around

Business turns male dominated trend on its head

SPARKS FLY: Zach Johnson, of Spark Bureau, with Amigo co-founder Emma Wishaw and Devine Bodies founder Shelly Devine.

One Coast start-up business is 80% founded by women

Solar saves Byron money

Solar energy.

The Byron Shire Council is saving money thanks to a new solar system